Tyrant

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Bassam Al-Fayeed or Barry, as he is known to his wife Molly and two children Sammy and Emma,has been living a self imposed exile from his Middle Eastern country called Abbudin for 20 years. Although he is the second son of the ruling president, Bassam has no desire to go back home.

Last Updated: 6/1/2022Network: FX
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Pax Abuddin
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8.10
964 votes

#1 - Pax Abuddin

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/1/2015

It’s a new dawn in Abuddin, and Jamal’s fate - along with that of the Al-Fayeed family - remains uncertain. Recognizing the situation is ripe for turmoil, Barry encourages Rami to stay and oversee the transition. Leila cooperates with the Arab League, hoping to secure a position for herself and Ahmed in the new world order.

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The Dead and the Living
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7.96
1203 votes

#2 - The Dead and the Living

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/20/2016

Barry and Molly employ every means available to prevent a personal tragedy. Fauzi and Daliyah become close through work, emboldening Fauzi to hope for a romantic future. Ahmed makes a dark discovery about Nusrat's past.

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What the World Needs Now
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7.87
1247 votes

#3 - What the World Needs Now

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/29/2014

Barry convinces Jamal to meet with exiled opposition leader Sheik Rashid. But when the meeting takes a turn for the worse, Jamal is forced to make a difficult decision that will impact the lives of his family and his country forever.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Preventative Medicine
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7.82
1174 votes

#4 - Preventative Medicine

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/5/2014

Jamal is terrified to discover that Sheik Rashid may actually survive Jamal's brutal attack, while Amira's disclosure of a twenty year old secret leads Barry to question everything he's ever believed about his father.

Directors: Marcos Siega
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Desert Storm
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7.82
932 votes

#5 - Desert Storm

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/25/2015

To secure military support, Barry takes advantage of a sandstorm to overrun the Caliphate’s military base. As the political tide shifts, Leila re-examines her loyalties and makes a bold play in the palace. Molly uses all the resources at her disposal to try and save Barry’s life.

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
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Gone Fishing
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7.81
1016 votes

#6 - Gone Fishing

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/26/2014

On the verge of betraying and displacing Jamal, Barry receives troublesome news that threatens to destroy everything he's worked so hard for. Meanwhile, Jamal's rising suspicions lead him to question the loyalty of those closest to him.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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The Other Brother
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7.81
940 votes

#7 - The Other Brother

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/21/2015

Barry decides to stay in Abuddin and make a stand against the Caliphate. Jamal pushes the Chinese diplomat for military support. Sammy discovers that Abdul has been kidnapped by the Caliphate.

Directors: Kari Skogland
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Zanjir
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7.73
946 votes

#8 - Zanjir

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/18/2015

Despite having depleted forces, Barry prepares to lead a crucial mission. Fueled by his delusions, Jamal takes extreme action that has far-reaching ramifications. When tragedy strikes close to the palace, Leila realizes the severity of their situation and doubts Jamal’s ability to see them through the storm.

Directors: Peter Weller
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Hail Mary
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7.72
1188 votes

#9 - Hail Mary

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/22/2014

As Jamal prepares to throw down the gauntlet on the thousands of citizens gathered in the Plaza to protest his reign, Barry scrambles to put together a summit in the hopes of avoiding violence and bloodshed.

Directors: David Petrarca
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Fathers and Sons
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7.70
993 votes

#10 - Fathers and Sons

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/4/2015

Suffering heavy losses, Barry wrestles with the notion that he needs the palace’s support to survive. As paranoia builds within Jamal, he questions where Rami’s loyalty lies. Stricken by Abdul’s death, Sammy plans to give his money to insurgents fighting the Army of the Caliphate.

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Gaslight
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7.69
1138 votes

#11 - Gaslight

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/19/2014

As the plans for the coup continue to take shape, Jamal proves how far he will go to punish those who oppose him, and Barry's relationship with Molly is pushed to the limit after she learns of the repercussions that await their family.

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Bedfellows
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7.69
1038 votes

#12 - Bedfellows

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/17/2016

Haunted by Emma's death and his failure to kill Ihab, Barry pushes away his closest allies - including Daliyah. Leila leaves the government in protest and forms an unlikely partnership. Cogswell takes radical action against a blackmailer. Ihab forms a connection with Mahdiya, while the Caliphate ramps up plans to invade Abuddin.

Directors: Peter Weller
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Mark of Cain
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7.67
985 votes

#13 - Mark of Cain

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/16/2015

Barry waits to find out what his punishment will be for a failed coup, Jamal agonizes over the decision whether to execute him.

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Inside Men and Outside Women
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7.66
952 votes

#14 - Inside Men and Outside Women

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/11/2015

Increasingly suspicious of those close to him, Jamal believes Khalil is the only person he can trust. Deciding he should no longer hide the truth, Barry reveals to Molly that he’s alive. Hoping to lift Nusrat’s depression, Ahmed asks Nusrat to run away with him. Skeptical of Khalil’s tactical luck, Ihab zeroes in on a traitor in the Caliphate.

Directors: Andrew Bernstein
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The Viper in the Palace
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7.66
985 votes

#15 - The Viper in the Palace

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/14/2015

Molly and Sammy go to Abbudin to address the dispute over his inheritance; Jamal and Tariq's feud over military strategy reaches the point of no return; Barry is afraid his cover will be blown and that those who helped him could be in danger when the Army of the Caliphate arrives.

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Prayer for our Daughters
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7.64
1106 votes

#16 - Prayer for our Daughters

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/27/2016

Barry and Molly respond in wildly different ways to a catastrophe that threatens to throw the country off course. Violent protests break out in Abuddin. Fauzi and Leila launch their political campaigns in earnest while Al-Qadi grapples with his delicate position between Islamic factions.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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How to Live
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7.62
1050 votes

#17 - How to Live

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/31/2016

Abuddin descends into chaos. Daliyah persuades Fauzi to leave so he can be a voice of dissent, and she takes a public stand against Barry. In an attempt to regain control, Barry gives Maloof authority to shut down Leila’s opposition, and Ahmed joins to pressure his mother to surrender. Cogswell makes a forceful move that puts his career in jeopardy.

Directors: Peter Weller
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Rock and a Hard Place
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7.61
1104 votes

#18 - Rock and a Hard Place

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/3/2016

In the wake of thwarted terrorist attacks, Barry bans open prayer at the University - causing a severe backlash. Al-Qadi speaks out against violence and restriction of religious freedom. Bereft and alone, Barry and Daliyah turn to each other for comfort. Leila’s campaign heats up, alongside her relationship with Cogswell.

Directors: Deborah Chow
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Spring
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7.60
1364 votes

#19 - Spring

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/6/2016

With Jamal’s life in danger and Abuddin on the verge of plunging into chaos, Barry steps forward as interim president and sets the stage for democratic elections. Daliyah takes a leading role in the nation, bringing her close to Barry. Swept up in the tides of revenge, army leaders overstep their bounds in securing peace. An American General who shares history with Leila arrives in Abuddin.

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Enter the Fates
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7.60
943 votes

#20 - Enter the Fates

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/23/2015

Barry is in the desert looking for salvation. Jamal attempts to deal with the loss of his brother.

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Ask for the Earth
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7.58
1034 votes

#21 - Ask for the Earth

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/24/2016

Molly returns to Abuddin with a hardened resolve to pursue her daughter’s killer. Mahdiya is entrusted with a critical job. Leila and Cogswell relish in a brief escape from the world -- only to find that escape is impossible. Barry is thrown by Molly’s cold determination and haunted by images of the daughter he failed. Stuck between the woman he loves, the woman he loved, and the daughter he lost, Barry takes a hard line with the country.

Directors: Alrick Riley
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Cockroach
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7.57
1225 votes

#22 - Cockroach

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/13/2016

Barry discovers that his hold over Abuddin is tenuous. Sammy embarks on a risky relationship. Ihab's desire for revenge is given an outlet. Fauzi returns to Abuddin and is thrust into a political role. Molly’s routine visit to a military hospital goes awry, spelling terrible consequences for the future of Abuddin.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
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The Awful Grace of God
star
7.55
966 votes

#23 - The Awful Grace of God

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/28/2015

Jamal believes that the country is spiraling out of control and wants to see a military victory.

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Meet the New Boss
star
7.55
1158 votes

#24 - Meet the New Boss

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/12/2014

Fed up with Jamal's unpredictable and violent nature, Barry conspires to start a coup and remove his brother from office; while at the same time Jamal is so moved by Barry's willingness to do the unthinkable and hasten Sheik Rashid's demise, that he stops at nothing to prove his worth to his brother.

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Truth and Dignity
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7.54
1024 votes

#25 - Truth and Dignity

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/10/2016

Barry's tough policies put Daliyah in grave danger. Al-Qadi enacts a risky plan to broach peace. Fauzi puts his feelings on the line, leaving Daliyah conflicted. As the elections reel out of control, Barry cracks down on the political process. Leila's relationship with Cogswell creates a wedge between her and her sister.

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